Monday, 6 October 2014

A ROAD TRIP TO ADDO ELEPHANT PARK

In Route to Willamore © Noleen Kutash

Take the N2 from Cape Town to Addo National Elephant Park and stop in Riviersonderend for the best pies at Ou Meul Bakkery.  There are several amazing towns where you can overnight to break up the trip two boutique hotels that stand out amongst the rest; one situated in the Wilderness the other in Plettenberg Bay


Instead of staying in Addo, I selected to stay on top of Zuurberg at a majestic place called Camp Figtree.  I opted to stay here because I love peace and quiet and I must have something to look at from every room, Camp Figtree as far as I'm concerned ascribed to all my needs.  The staff were absolutely amazing and could not possibly have been more accommodating and the set menu for dinner excellent and so was breakfast. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

VISIT THIS WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mapungubw © Image: Obie Oberholzer

As you enter the Mapugubwe National Park and World Heritage Site, one of the things that first captures the eye is the architecture of the Museum and Interpretive Centre. The extraordinary curvature and lines of the building will mesmerise all visitors but the true treasures are located inside.

The centre was constructed with the intention of merging the natural location with the park's cultural heritage, by using modern environmentally sensitive techniques. In 2009 the building won the World Architectural Building of the Year Award, out-performing buildings from New York, Singapore and China. The stone-walling technique used in the building of the centre was adopted from a native method prevalent in the Mapungubwe area.

Friday, 16 May 2014

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION IN BIG 5 TERRITORY

© River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve


There are 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms at River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve, each with its own private wooden viewing deck. With the gently rambling river outside your room, you will not have to go far to see wildlife whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park.
Located on 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) of arguably Africa’s most pristine Big 5 territory in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Lion Sands Sabi Sand is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 instilling a long history of community and conservation. 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN FURNITURE AND DECOR

Ndebele Chair available at phasesafrica.com
Ndebele Chair
Hand Felted Merino Wool
Sizes: 100 (wide) x 45 (seat height)  x 90 cm (chair height)